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Villa Celebrates Award Winning Students and Faculty

By April 29, 2014May 16th, 2014Campus Blog

The Villa Maria College faculty and staff honored award-winning students for the 2013-14 academic year on Thursday, April 24. Students who were honored in the community through the academic year were recognized at the event, and additional awards for excellence were given as well. A pair of Faculty members were also recognized at this event for their excellent contributions to the success of the past academic year.

Beyond the awards, the evening included talks from faculty, musical performances from students, and was followed by a reception in the library. All the photos from the event can be seen on Villa Maria College’s Flickr page.

Award winners are listed below:

Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
Stephanie Kremer ’14, Elizabeth Mangano ’14, Lydia Zielinski ’14

Faculty Association Achievement Award 2014
Valerie Kasinski ’14, Elizabeth Mangano ’14

The Dr. Saul Barron Annual Science Award
André Ray ’16

2013 SKALD Awards:
Silver Crown from Columbia Scholastic Press Association
Gold Medalist Certificate from Columbia Scholastic Press Association
SKALD First Place from American Scholastic Press Association
Certificate of Merit – Cover Design to Staff Recipients
Emma Balk ’15, Bonnie Mack ’15, Taramarie Mitravich ’14, Valerie Kasinski ’14 (Cover Photo)

Fashion Design & Merchandising
First Place Refashionista Event to benefit the Salvation Army
Rachel Thomas ’17

Graphic Design
2014 Addy Awards – Advertising Club of Buffalo
Brittney Sikora ’14, Leah Alles ’15, Cassidy Smith ’14, Carl Hunley ’15

Interior Design
First and Second Place ASID-NYCE Student Competition
Sandra Zygaj-Borowski ’13
Third Place in American Society of Interior Design’s New York Upstate and Canada East (ASID-NYCE) RE-STYLE Design Competition
Connie Strothers ’15

Finalist in Photographer’s Forum Magazine Spring 2013 Photography Contest
Finalist in Photographer’s Forum Magazine 34th Annual College Photography Contest
CEPA Gallery Exhibition Award
Valerie Kasinski ’14
Finalist in Photographer’s Forum Magazine 34th Annual College Photography Contest
Holly Langworthy ’16, Lianna Hogan ’16, Elizabeth Burns Hausrath ’16, Caryn Barber ’16, Anthony Marino

Best Blues Drummer of WNY 2014, Awarded by WNY Blues Society
Nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Blues Album 2014 (with Tommy Z Band)
Damone Jackson (14)
AP&R Unsigned Artist Showcase Award 2014 for his new recordings of one-man band “Signs of a Slumbering Beast,” Awarded by Alternative Press
Christopher Oliveras ’14